INFOhio
You are not logged in!
     
Jeff McCormick

Jeff McCormick is the Program Director for the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Center at OCALI. He has been a teacher in public and alternative schools and has managed state projects and grants in assistive and educational technology at the center for over twenty years. He presents at schools, universities, state, national, and international conferences on topics, including UDL, assistive technology integration, and educational project deployment at state levels. He recently launched State Leaders of Universal Design for Learning Organization. The mission of the community is to design, develop and share resources among participating states in an effort to capitalize on common interests and initiatives that are deployed at a state level. Jeff is also a member of the CAST Professional Learning UDL Cadre. The experts are focused on continuous improvement through professional learning and assists CAST in scaling and supporting UDL implementation at the state, district, college and university, school and classroom levels.

More Information
Jen Flaherty

Jen's bio: Jennifer Flaherty is the school librarian at Beachwood High School in Beachwood, Ohio.  Her passions include challenging students to collaboratively solve problems, creating dialogue between staff and students about books and literacy, and guiding students to be original, critical thinkers.

More Information
Jessica Klinker

Jessica Klinker is the Head Librarian at Franklin Heights High School in South-Western City School District. She is finishing her fourteenth year as an educator and has taught every grade from K-12. Jessica is passionate about using inquiry-based and project-based instruction to capture students' interests and to capitalize on opportunities to embed research skills into activities that are meaningful. Jessica was recognized with the Ohio Educational Library Media Association's 2014 Emerging Leader Award and is currently serving as OELMA's Membership Committee Chair. 

More Information
Joseph Phelan

Joseph Phelan has worked at the National Endowment for the Humanities for over a decade and a half in various roles including almost ten years in the EDSITEment program, NEH’s digital portal for K-12 teachers and students. At EDSITEment he is responsible for the development of history and social studies resources. He has a Ph.D. in political thought from the University of Toronto, and is an associate adjunct professor of history and government at the University of Maryland University College. He has published extensively. He is the founding editor of Artcyclopedia.com, the fine art search engine.

More Information
Katie Siemer

I began my career working at the university level in adult education and the President's Office, while also working with 7th-12th grade students with behavioral issues in an alternative school. I have served as the Director of Educational Technology for a private, 1:1 high school and also at the district level as an instructional technology and web specialist for a low-income, public school district in Ohio. My passion for technology in education brought me to Forward Edge, where I oversee the C and I team. I work closely with our customers' Curriculum Directors, Principals and even Technology Directors to help them identify needs of their staff, plan PD and implement the PD with teachers. Currently, I also serve as the Outgoing President of the EdTech Coaches Network for ISTE, Co-Leader of GEG Ohio and I am a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer.

More Information
Kazakhstan Three Day Workshop

INFOhio Assessment / Certificate

More Information
Kelly Silwani

Kelly Silwani is the teacher – librarian at Olentangy Orange Middle School in Lewis Center, Ohio and has been there since 2004.  She has an MLIS from Kent State University and a BsEd from The Ohio State University.  In 2010, she was selected as Orange Middle School’s Teacher of the Year.  Currently, she is Vice President of the Ohio Educational Library Media Association.  Kelly lives in Upper Arlington, Ohio along with her husband and two sons.

More Information
Kristin Casale

Kristin is a children's librarian at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library in Summit County. She works with children from birth through 6th grade. She is responsible for purchasing the graphic novels for the children's department, which she began doing in the last two years. With that in mind, she began focusing on ways that such a collection could be used within the library and also in the classroom. She is a fairly recent convert to this publication format, and now has read most of the collection.

More Information
Laura Henning

Laura has been the Media Specialist at the Trumbull Career & Technical Center for three years after spending 7 years as a special education teacher. Her school has been a Google School for three years, and Laura has played a major roll in integrating Google into the school's curriculum and background functions. She serves as a representative of NEOMIN on the INFOhio Users Council.  

More Information
Laura Perenic

Laura C. Perenic works as a Children's and Teen Librarian at the Clark County Public Library in Springfield, Ohio.  She is a member of SOYSMRG, which reviews youth books.  She reviews teen fiction and graphic novels for VOYA and vlogs for YALSA'S the Hub.  Laura also blogs about her library life on her own blog, One for the Books.

More Information
Lori Lee

Lori Y. Lee has over twenty years of experience as a high school English teacher. Besides teaching English, she now serves as the library media specialist at Zanesville High School in Zanesville, Ohio. One of her passions in education is technology integration which led her to pursue becoming a Google Education Trainer and an INFOhio District ICoach. She has presented at several conferences, including the Ohio Educational Technology Conference, Ohio Google Summit, and the Ohio Educational Library media Association annual conference. She lives in Zanesville, Ohio with her husband and two children.

More Information
lwi20150122quiz

INFOhio Assessment / Certificate

More Information
lwi20150205quiz

INFOhio Assessment / Certificate

More Information
March MakerSpace Madness - Mini Webinar Series

INFOhio Assessment / Certificate

More Information
Marcia Kish

Marcia Kish is a Blended and Personalized Learning Specialist and the Chief Innovation Officer for DSD Professional Development. With over nine years experience as a blended learning coach, she has developed a three-phase implementation process that will transform the traditional classroom to an environment that focuses in on the use of data to drive instruction that will allow students to move at their own pace, place, and path.

More Information
Meghan Federer

Meghan recently joined The Works team in mid-August, 2015. Meghan was previously a part of The Ohio State University’s Center for Life Science Education and Department of Teaching and Learning where she taught introductory biology and worked with pre-service teachers in math and science. Originally an arachnologist and cave ecologist, she has her BS in Biology and Psychology from Alma College and her MS in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology from The Ohio State University. Meghan’s love for teaching and her focus on understanding student learning began in graduate school where she shifted focus to explore how students construct meaning during their explanation of complex scientific concepts. During this time, she received her MS and PhD Teaching and Learning from The Ohio State University. Meghan enjoys spending time outdoors and inspiring a love and understanding of the natural world in her students. She is excited about the opportunity to connect with the youth of Licking County and inspire a love of STEM.

More Information
Michelle J. Elia

Michelle Elia serves as a consultant at the State Support Team Region 5, working to increase teacher awareness of inclusive best practices and instructional strategies to engage all students in their classrooms.   In addition, she is a part time professor at Youngstown State University, where she teaches both graduate and undergrad special education courses.  Her goal is for all of her students to leave with the awareness that the capacity for students with disabilities to learn is limitless. Michelle is also a part time professor at Walsh University, where she teaches both literacy and pupil services courses.  She believes a strong foundation in literacy is essential for all students. She is also an INFOhio District/Building ICoach. Previously, Mrs. Elia worked for fifteen years as an intervention specialist, and for one year as a preschool teacher.  Michelle holds a MaEd from Walsh University.

More Information
Miguel Figueroa

Miguel Figueroa works at the Center for the Future of Libraries (www.ala.org/libraryofthefuture), an initiative from the American Library Association that works to identify trends relevant to libraries and the communities they serve. He has worked at the American Theological Library Association; the American Library Association's Office for Diversity and Office for Literacy and Outreach Services; NYU's Ehrman Medical Library; and Neal-Schuman Publishers. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona's Knowledge River Program, an initiative that examines library issues from Hispanic and Native American perspectives.

More Information
Mindy Engler

Mindy Engler is the librarian at Timken Senior High School in the Canton City School District.  She has been a school librarian for 15 years and also taught middle school Language Arts for seven years.  She is an INFOhio District ICoach  and serves as an INFOhio User Council Representative for the Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium.  She completed YALSA’s  2013 and 2014 Reading Challenge and is nearing completion of the 2015 Reading Challenge.  She loves helping kids find great books!

More Information
Missy Rivera

Missy's bio: Missy Rivera earned her MLIS from Kent State University in 2006. She began her career as a youth services librarian. Currently, she works as a full-time school librarian at Anna Middle and High school and a part-time technical services associate at the Shelby County Libraries. She's an avid Google user and a tech nerd.

More Information
Monica Williams-Mitchell

Monica Williams-Mitchell is the library media specialist at Elder High School in Cincinnati.  She spent 15 years as an English, journalism  and reading teacher, and completed her MLIS degree in 1999.  She is an advocate for student ownership of  learning and the creative use of technology in the classroom, and is an InfOhio District/Building ICoach.  She loves to connect teachers and students to resources they haven’t yet met.   In her spare time, she directs high school theatre at LaSalle High School.

More Information
Nancy Goldblatt

I have been a librarian at Cobleskill-Richmondville high school for 7 years.  After leaving a career in the technology services industry I graduated from the University of Albany with a Master of Science degree in Information Science and New York State teaching certification as a library media specialist K-12.

More Information
New Tech Tools to Try in the New Year Quiz

INFOhio Assessment / Certificate

More Information
Nick Rider

I have been a technology coordinator for schools districts for 7 years now.  I started out in computer science, then got my teaching degree and became a classroom teacher, and then moved into a technology coordinator role.  I have been with Carey Schools for 3 years now and we just last week have moved into a brand new K-12 campus.  We are 1:1 with Chromebooks in grades 2-12 and 6-12 take them home daily.  In my free time, which is hard to come by, I enjoy the outdoors, backpacking and canoeing.

More Information
Olivia Hersman

Olivia Hersman is a sixteen-year-old author, poet, and playwright from Ohio. She has explored a vast range of writing projects, especially since entering high school in 2013. In 2014, Olivia wrote and co-directed a two-act play about the Holocaust to raise money for the U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum. In 2015, she was awarded the Red Cross Youth Hero Award for her work to end genocide through her writing. In the summer of 2015, Olivia was chosen to attend the Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison University, where she finalized her first novel, Empty Canvas. Empty Canvas was published in December 2015. Olivia looks forward to continuing to write for the rest of her life and is ready to pursue new and challenging creative writing ventures that will impact her readers.

More Information
Paving the Path for College Research Readiness

Did You Know…

  • a majority of college freshmen find it difficult to effectively search academic library portals
  • many college freshmen are unfamiliar with how academic libraries can best meet their needs
  • many college freshmen assume everything they need to know is just a Google search away, and discover they are unprepared to deal with the enormous amount of information they are expected to find and process for college research assignments


Attend the INFOhio webinar on Thursday, December 11 from 3:30-4:30pm to learn how INFOhio can help!

More Information
<<  1 2 [34 5  >>